Applications for Storm Lake Dollars for Scholars scholarships are now available for seniors at Storm Lake High School and St. Mary's High School.
Any seniors planning to attend a two-year college, four-year college or vo-tech school are eligible to apply. Forms may be picked up in each school's guidance office, and are due back in that office no later than Thursday, Feb. 28.
The majority of scholarships awarded will be $300, but some will be for a higher amount. Funds for these scholarships come from the generous donations of Storm Lake area residents.
Questions regarding Dollars for Scholars scholarship applications may be directed to Dean Nicholson, 732-1465, or Jacque Anderson, 732-4797, Awards Committee co-chairmen.
Memorial contributions add to Dollars for Scholars Scholarships available to local students
Dollars for Scholars would like to encourage area residents to make contributions to its scholarship program in memory of deceased family members or friends. Such contributions go directly into the Dollars for Scholars trust fund. Interest from this fund is given each year to the graduates of Storm Lake and Storm Lake St. Mary's High Schools in the form of scholarships.
In the past, Dollars for Scholars has received contributions in memory of Bill Bates, Wilma Schimmer, Harry Schaller, Don Burmeister, Stephen Fymbo, Naomi Fitzpatrick, Elizabeth Elk, Heidi Mummert, Edgar Mack, Paul Diehl, Wayne Flohr, Kirk Steck, Melinda Burmeister, Marian Edson, Lavern Chapel, Lucile Buntrock, Jean Hamilton, Kerry Clough Peterson, Helen McClintock, Thelma Ellrich, Lois Richter, Gordon Smith, Senator Lynn Fuhrman, Audrey Martin, Frank Mills, Bradley Huebner, Margaret Nelson, John Pitstick, Anna Thompson, Rex Bentley, Rose Wattier, Brad Smith, Julia Jackson, Irene Culbertson, Phil Thornton, Gail Adams Nichols, Kim Behrens, Richard Euchner, Mary Lou McGowan, Richard Arndt, Merle Kahuda, Lois Richter, Denny Moriarty, Jeff Brashears, Lisa Sharp, Evelyn Block, Kathy Custer and Noreen Foxhoven.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Dollars for Scholars in care of John Swanson, treasurer, 807 Colonial Circle, Storm Lake.
An acknowledgement of each contribution will be sent to the family of the deceased.
It is also possible to establish a specific scholarship in memory of a certain individual, to be given annually to a graduating senior. The dollar amount for such a designated scholarship begins at $300.
Dollars for Scholars has awarded the following memorial scholarships: $500 Lucile Buntrock Memorial Scholarship; $500 Kristen Kelly Zoucha Catholic Leader Memorial Scholarship; $500 Jean Hamilton Memorial Scholarship; and $400 Bill Bates Memorial Scholarship.
The designated scholarships to be awarded at this year's ceremony in May are: $300 and $500 Local Dollars for Scholars Scholarships, $300 Local Dollars for Scholars Vocational-Technical Scholarship, National Dollars for Scholars Scholarship, $300 Beta Beta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Scholarship, $600 First Federal Savings Bank of the Midwest Touchdown Scholarship, $1,000 IBP Scholarships, $500 Kristen Kelley Zoucha Catholic Leaders Scholarship, $300 St. Mary's School Staff Scholarship, $300 Stalcup Agricultural Service Scholarship, $300 Sports Rehab & Professional Therapy Associates Scholarship, $300 Storm Lake Education Association Scholarship, $300 Hy-Noon Kiwanis Scholarships, $500 Kiwanis Beavers Scholarship, $600 Storm Lake Rotary Scholarship, $300 Tri-D Scholarship, $300 Witter Gallery Scholarship, $500 Bil-Mar Foods Scholarships, $400 Bill Bates Memorial Scholarship, $500 Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F.) Scholarship, $500 B.J. Strandberg Memorial Scholarship, $500 Kathy Hughes-Custer Class of 1980 Memorial Scholarship, and $500 Citizen's First National Bank Centennial Scholarship.
Local Dollars for Scholars scholarships are funded by contributions from area residents who gave $11,630 in this year's fund drive.